Here is our story. We would love to hear yours.
We help entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses focus on what matters most for their growth by delegating the most tedious and time-draining tasks.
Now you’ve read this far, we think it only feels right to be on first name terms – so rather than Houston & Ko(kare), feel free to call us Claire (right) and Paula (left).
Both of us grew-up (professionally speaking) in large corporations such as Coca-Cola, KPMG, PWC, Hilti and The Adecco Group where we saw and experienced the benefits and challenges to both employers and employees of the traditional hiring model.
We have been imagining a different approach to talent acquisition, where organisations don’t purchase time, but outcomes. Of course, the freelance market was already in existence, but in its current state, is so complex that it doesn’t allow for effective collaboration with the fast paced start-up world – and so the dream of a simpler, more effective and more premium marketplace was born (and simply named Houston & Ko).
Today, despite many wonderful differences between us – we both share the same passion and commitment to the deep understanding and unlocking of potential from the freelance marketplace. In fact, we believe so strongly that this model really is the future of work, that we now work exclusively with our hands-on team of freelancers to grow and run our own business.
Now you know a little bit about us, we’d love to know more about you.